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July Monthly Meeting

  • 20 Jul 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Don Beer Arena, 940 Dilingham Road, Pickering

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The Club's monthly meetings are a key part of the PROBUS experience. They allow the Management Committee to provide updates, and they enable all members to catch up with friends (old and new), discuss upcoming events and activities and to generally participate in the ongoing development of the club.   Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to noon and there is a $2.00 charge for attending the meeting which helps cover the meeting expenses.  Coffee will be served and members are encouraged to bring their own mugs.

PROBUS meetings always feature a guest speaker and this month will be no exception: 

Barbara Dixon is an award-winning public speaker, historian, documentary film producer and writer who has entertained, educated, and enlightened audiences for over twenty-five years.  Barbara’s area of expertise is the 'bomb girls' and her vision is to educate Canadians about the phenomenal work carried out by women across the nation that helped win the Second World War.   She has authored 2 books on this subject:


Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo’ is a comprehensive, historical record of Canada’s biggest WWII munitions plant (“GECO”) employing over 21,000 citizens predominantly women, who courageously worked with high explosives around the clock over its four-year history.  The book offers a unique, intimate, and extraordinary glimpse into the lives and hearts of these dedicated Canadians. 




‘Bomb Girls: United for Peace’ recounts one hundred and one never-before-told biographies garnered from rare one-on-one interviews with surviving bomb girls or from painstaking research provided by family members, company documents, government records and archival fonds. 



Barbara will share these unique stories with us at this meeting.


Please remember, this meeting will be at the Don Beer Arena

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